|볘 ←||→ 봐|
The etymology beyond Middle Korean is not clear, although Middle Korean nouns ending in -m are generally derived from verbs. A connection to the prefix 봄 (Yale: pwom), appearing in the Middle Korean compound verb 봄놀다 (Yale: pwom-nwolta, "to spring about in play") (literally "to pwom-play"), has been proposed. If valid, the semantic evolution of the Korean word would be similar to the English spring. However, a potentially identical prefix appears in the form of 붑 (Yale: pwup) in 붑괴다 (Yale: pwup-kwoyta, "to seethe"), suggesting that pwom- had an underlying /p/ which was assimilated to [m] in the presence of the subsequent /n/. If so, a connection between the prefix and the word for spring would be difficult to justify.
|Revised Romanization (translit.)?||bom|
- South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 봄의 / 봄에 / 봄까지
Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch and also heightens the next suffixed syllable, unless it is 에.
봄 • (bom)
|Seasons in Korean · 사철 (四철, sacheol), 사계 (四季, sagye, “four seasons”) (layout · text)|
|봄 (bom, “spring”)||여름 (yeoreum, “summer”)||가을 (ga-eul, “fall; autumn”)||겨울 (gyeoul, “winter”)|
See the main entry.
봄 • (bom)
- Substantive form of : seeing
봄〮 (pwóm) (locative 보ᄆᆡ〮 (pwòm-óy))
- spring (season)
- Korean: 봄 (bom)